From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44 [gcide]:
1. A Christian priest or monk; used as a term of address for priests in some churches (especially Roman or Orthodox Catholic in Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Spanish America); -- also used in the American military.
From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:
41 Moby Thesaurus words for "padre": DD, Doctor of Divinity, Holy Joe, abbe, cassock, chaplain, churchman, clergyman, cleric, clerical, clerk, confessor, curate, cure, divine, ecclesiastic, father, father confessor, father in Christ, gallach, man of God, military chaplain, minister, parish priest, parson, pastor, penitentiary, presbyter, priest, rector, reverend, servant of God, shepherd, sky pilot, spiritual director, spiritual father, supply clergy, supply minister, the Reverend, the very Reverend, tonsured cleric
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